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13th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1916 Roald Dahl (author – Charlie And The Chocolate Factory)

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Died:

1996 Tupac Shakur (rapper & actor)

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On This Day:

1979 Venda is granted independence by South Africa (but not recognised outside of South Africa)

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Have a good Thursday, 13th September

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3rd September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1965 Charlie Sheen (actor – Platoon)

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Died:

1658 Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector of England)

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On This Day:

1971 Qatar regains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Monday, 3rd September

30th August – On This day In History

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Born:

1930 Warren Buffett (businessman and second wealthiest man in the world)

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Died:

2013 Seamus Heaney (poet, playwright & Nobel Prize Winner for Literature)

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On This Day:

1918 Czechoslovakia forms and becomes an independent republic

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Have a good Thursday, 30th August

20th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1948 Robert Plant (musician – Led Zeppelin)

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Died:

2017 Jerry Lewis (comedian) 

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On This Day:

1991 Estonia declares it independence (from the USSR)

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Have a good Monday, 20th August

19th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1871 Orville Wright (aviation pioneer – The Wright Brothers)

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Died:

1977 Groucho Marx (comedian – Marx Brothers)

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On This Day:

1919 Afghanistan declares its independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Sunday, 19th August

17th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1930 Ted Hughes (British Poet Laureate) 

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Died:

1850 Jose de San Martin (Revolutionary and General in South America leading in Argentina, Chile and Peru for independence from Spain)

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On This Day:

1950 Indonesia gains independence (from The Netherlands)

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31st July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1965 JK Rowling (author – Harry Potter)

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Died:

2009 Bobby Robson (English footballer and manager)

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On This Day:

1976 Seychelles Independence declared 

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Have a good Tuesday, 31st July